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Iris Merle Soles Fletcher, 74, of Alcolu, S.C., wife of James Crowder Fletcher, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at her home.

Born July 10, 1939 in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of the late Vernon Coles Soles and the late Della Merle Green Soles Bendall. She was a member of New Harmony Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by her husband of Alcolu; a son, Mike Fletcher of Columbia, S.C.; a daughter, Kim Carson (Mike) of Sumter, S.C.; three grandchildren, Brianna Fletcher of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Keith Carson of Columbia, and Brooke Carson of Sumter; a stepsister, Juanita Lewis of Florida.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at New Harmony Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial followed in DuRant-New Harmony Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thomas DuRant, Len Brown, Stanley Hodge, Kirby Johnson, Charlie Daniels and Johnny McNair.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

The family would like to thank the staff of Agapé Hospice and her caregivers, Beth Evans, LeAnn Dyson and Lynn Weaver, for all of their love and care.

Memorials may be made to New Harmony Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Clarendon Christian Learning Center, 1174 New Harmony Church Road, Alcolu, S.C. 29001, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Stephens Funeral Home Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, S.C., was in charge of arrangements, 803-435-2179.